This season, running brands are emphasizing cushioning and breathability in their pinnacle product.
Here are 10 of the premier performance shoes on retail shelves now.
Reebok Harmony Road 3
Made to endure long distances, Reebok’s latest update to the Harmony Road franchise features its lightweight and responsive proprietary Floatride Energy Foam. Also, its abrasion-resistant carbon rubber outsole is built to last.
New Balance FuelCell Rebel
New Balance’s latest tech-loaded runner boasts its innovative responsive FuelCell foam cushioning and an eye-catching synthetic and mesh upper that’s also breathable.
Coming in at 7.4 ounces for women and 8.9 ounces for men, this ultralightweight style features On’s soft Cloudtec cushioning and the brand’s atypical star lacing system.
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19
This support style keeps foot movement to a minimum with the brand’s latest GuideRails technology. Also, Brooks employs a pair of cushioning innovations — BioMoGo DNA and DNA Loft — for underfoot softness.
Asics Gel-Cumulus 21
Pairing two cushioning techs — lightweight FlyteFoam and shock-absorbing Gel — the Gel-Cumulus 21 gives feet comfort over long distances. And its AHAR outsole ensures long-term durability.
Adidas UltraBoost 19
Responsive Boost cushioning is the highlight of the Adidas UltraBoost 19, which also features a supportive Primeknit upper and a molded heel counter for a natural fit.
Skechers GORun 7 Hyper
This lightweight neutral runner features Skechers’ Hyper Burst responsive cushioning, as well as a breathable engineered knit upper and a knit collar for a supportive fit.
Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2
Lightweight and responsive, the Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 boasts a mesh and synthetic upper and Nike’s acclaimed ZoomX midsole tech. Additionally, the shoe is executed with a durable rubber outsole for traction on all surfaces.
Hoka One One Bondi 6
This maximalist neutral style features an oversize EVA midsole. Meanwhile, its breathable, engineered mesh upper will keep feet cooler and more comfortable throughout the run.
Altra Torin 4
Made for the runner looking for a plush ride, the sneaker is equipped with Altra’s lightweight and soft Quantic midsole cushioning. The softness story continues with its engineered knit upper.
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